Trusts & Estates
Carolann Clynes’s extensive experience in dealing with institutional and individual executors, trustees and beneficiaries has honed her understanding of the essentials in the evaluation and timely sale of estate properties.
With her special ability, enhanced as a certified appraiser, Carolann can evaluate the subject property and its key initial marketing position to achieve a sale quickly – at, close to, or often above asking price. Over the years, Carolann has successfully assisted executors in the marketing of over 100 estate properties. Most importantly, she understands the Realtor fiduciary obligation to always work in the best interests of the client.
Well versed in explaining the “appraisal through sale” process, Carolann brings peace of mind to family members during these sometimes sensitive real estate transactions. Working so extensively with the trust departments of major banks has enabled her to better understand the decision making process when real property held in estate is on the market. A strong negotiator, well-known in the industry for her ethics and ease of style, Carolann can ably assist with the difficult task of negotiating the contract of sale and assessing the marketing strength of the subject property within the larger framework of the marketplace at the time.
Carolann’s ready access to responsible auxiliary sources to assist in the liquidation of the estate can aid attorneys and executors in the timely performance of their estate functions. These sources can include introduction to or hiring of movers, contractors, trash removal and cleaning services, home inspectors and the like. She also takes the lead in overseeing the Certificate of Occupancy or Smoke Detector Certificate process, and for making “house sale” or furniture sale arrangements.
Knowing there is often the need to balance maximizing price with the time constraints for the disposition of estate assets, Carolann nevertheless remains sensitive to the beneficiary’s attachment to the property.
She helps family members up front to establish informal guidelines as to how a sale of real property, the disposition of furniture and all other decisions can be handled most appropriately and in the best interests of everyone concerned.
Always keeping the needs, desires and feelings of her clients foremost in her thinking, Carolann helps to establish agreed upon procedures for all decision making.
If the time ever comes when you are in need of a professional who can work with you, your estate attorney and/or the trust department of your banking institution, Carolann can make you feel confident and at ease with these difficult life situations.
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